Ballina's lottery winning streak continues
The first came last Thursday from the Ballina Newsagency in River Street, when a Ballina couple became $10,000 richer after buying a $2 lottery ticket.
According to NSW Lotteries, the husband was at home when his wife came back from checking their winning ticket honking the car horn and excited to tell him the news.
“Life hasn't been easy so this win will certainly make a difference,” the man said.
Newsagent Stuart Kilborne said he hoped people would see the business as a lucky place to buy tickets.
Then, yesterday morning, Ballina Fair Newsagency revealed an unknown winner had taken out another $10,000 prize in a $2 Jackpot Lottery.
NSW Lotteries wasn't able to contact the mystery winner as they weren't registered.
Ballina Fair Newsagency owner Annie Davey said she had a feeling her shop was going to be lucky again.
“We have been selling some major prize tickets over the last year and this week it was our time again,” she said.
Ms Davey said the reason for Ballina's luck was simply because it was such a great place.
“It's a fantastic town. People come here for holidays and we are lucky enough to live here,” she said.
Ms Davey, who has owned the newsagency for three years, is thrilled so many customers have been winners.
Since December 29, the newsagency has sold a winning $1.46 million Saturday Lotto ticket, a $400,000 Wednesday Lotto ticket, a $2 Jackpot Lottery ticket which won $5000 and another $2 Jackpot ticket which won $100,000.
“We're getting known as the lucky agency,” she said.
Ms Davey said she had put up a sign straight away to tell everyone there had been another winning ticket.
Ms Davey didn't think the luck had ended, as Ballina had shown its many wins were not just coincidence.
“We have had a really good run, so I think Ballina's luck will never run out,” she said.